The Lexington Art League is accepting applications for the 35th annual AFB Art Fair @ Woodland Park. The popular two-day show draws crowds of people from across the country.
This year, the application process has moved online. Artists may submit images of artwork and booths as well as applicant information 24 hours a day at www.zapplication.org.
There are more than 10 categories for entries, including 2-D and 3-D mixed media, ceramics, glass, fiber/leather, drawing/pastels, graphics/printmaking, jewelry, metalwork, painting, photography, and wood.
The deadline to apply is 9 a.m. March 31 and the application fee is $25. Artwork will be evaluated on technique, craftsmanship, design, originality and presentation by a team of jurors. Acceptances will be announced at www.zapplication.org in early May.
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The Woodland Park art fair will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 21 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22. For more information visit www.lexingtonartleague.org/woodland.htm.On March 27, 12 local wineries will host a barrel tasting to benefit McConnell Springs. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. participants may start at any participating winery and travel to as many as they wish for $20. You must be 21 years or older to participate. Maps and brochures will be available at each stop.
Anyone not wishing to drive should call (859) 272-0682 by March 24 to reserve a spot on a tour van.
Participating wineries will be: Acres of Land in Richmond; Chrisman Mill Vineyard in Nicholasville; Harkness Edward Vineyard in Winchester; Horseshoe Bend Vineyard and Winery in Willisburg; Long Lick Farm Winery in Willisburg; Equus Run Vineyards and Winery in Midway; Wildside Winery & Vineyards in Versailles; Springhill Winery and Plantation in Bloomfield; Lovers Leap Winery and Vineyard in Lawrenceburg and Black Barn Winery, Jean Farris Winery & Bistro and Talon Winery and Vineyards in Lexington
For more information visit www.mcconnellsprings.org.
Public schools to hold job fair
School principals and department hiring managers will be on hand at the annual Fayette County Public Schools Job Fair, 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Tates Creek High School, 1111 Centre Parkway.
Applicants are encouraged to bring their résumés and have questions ready. The event will also include information on district highlights and a reception with managers.
Doors will open at 8:15 a.m. Call Human Resources at (859)381-4740 for more details.
Alzheimer's seminar scheduled
The Alzheimer's Association will present a two-hour workshop for new caregivers discussing dementia, safety issues and community resources. The workshop will be 2 to 4 p.m. March 24 at the office at 465 East High Street, Suite 100. Registration is required. Call 1-800-272-3900.
Kiwanis to host Soup Day
The Lexington Kiwanis Club will host its 14th annual All You Can Eat Soup Day, March 2, at Calvary Baptist Church, 150 East High Street.
On the menu: bean soup, vegetable soup and chili along with cornbread and drinks. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 with desserts available for an additional $1. Proceeds will go to the club's local children and youth projects. Contact Mel Boyd at (859) 277-2058 for tickets or more information.
Seven fencers from the Bluegrass Fencers' Club of Lexington, traveled to the Junior Olympics in Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 12 through 15. Fencers ages 20 and younger from all over the country competed. Lexington's girls team — Alex Kiefer, Lee Kiefer, Hellary Zhang, and Taylor Hood — placed first.
The boys team — Hazem Khazbak, James Young and Axel Kiefer — placed eleventh. Both teams are coached by Amgad Khazbak.